Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
All you fast-shredding, video-game-loving metalheads are in for some exciting news because DragonForce have revealed the details for their eighth studio album. The follow-up to 2017's Reaching Into Infinity will be titled Extreme Power Metal, and it will be released on September 27th through Metal Blade Records.
Here's what I will say. I find that title to be pretty cheesy. It kind of feels like they didn't put any thought into the title. Plus, they already have a song called "Extreme Power Metal" that was a Japanese bonus track on Ultra Beatdown. At least the cover artwork looks pretty cool. This is also the first DragonForce album that has the band members on the cover. This will also be the band's first album without Vadim Pruzhanov, who left the band last year. Handling keyboard duties on this album was Coen Janssen of Epica, but he wasn't announced as an official member.
Extreme Power Metal track listing:
01. Highway To Oblivion
02. Cosmic Power Of The Infinite Shred Machine
03. The Last Dragonborn
04. Heart Demolition
05. Troopers Of The Stars
06. Razorblade Meltdown
08. In A Skyforged Dream
09. Remembrance Day
10. My Heart Will Go On
I'm pretty sure "My Heart Will Go On" is a cover of the Celine Dion song. It kind of makes sense because DragonForce are known for doing odd covers and putting their spin on it.
Pre-orders for the album are available now. Looking forward to hearing the album!